The law in Minnesota states that minor children who are legally emancipated can obtain medical care, including abortion and gender dysphoria treatments, without notifying their parents. On Wednesday, a mother challenged that law in court, suing her 17-year-old transgender child who is transitioning.
Annmarie Calgaro filed a lawsuit against her daughter, county health boards, health care non profit groups, and her school.
She said in a press conference:
It was brought to my knowledge that my [child] began receiving hormone replacement treatments from Park Nicollet Health Services to transition from male to female, with medical assistance paying for this. I was not consulted or informed about this in any way….
The news that county agencies and health service providers, the school and other county and state offices were completely bypassing me came as a total shock. Why wasn’t I even notified?
Calgaro’s child wasn’t named in the press or in court documents, because of her age. However, court papers filed in 2015 state that Calgaro “had no wish to see” her child and made no legal attempt to fight the emancipation.
“Calgaro is represented by attorney Erick Kaardal and Thomas More Society, the latter of whom is notorious for defending David Daleiden, creator of anti-choice propaganda videos, and often prosecutes in anti-abortion cases,” Jezebel reports. The blog suggests that the Thomas More Society has taken an interest in this case both to strike out against transgender rights and weaken the consent law for minors seeking abortion.
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